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Letters - June 16-30, 2014

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2014
Prickly tale of pine

Roads are meant for walking

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2014
In India, traffic accidents are not on the health agenda. It is time the agenda is changed. Last week when the Union Minister for Rural Development met with an unfortunate and tragic accident on the road in Delhi, the issue was highlighted. But as yet, there is little understanding of the seriousness of the problem, and why India, which has just begun to motorise, needs to take action, and fast.

News Briefs

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2014
6 million votes for nobody Close to 6 million voters pressed the none-of-the-above (NOTA) button in the recent general elections. This is the first general election where this option was available to the voters.

Letters - June 1-15, 2014

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2014
All is not well in Modi's Gujarat This is with reference to the editorial, "Gujarat v UPA: models of nongovernance?" (May 1-15, 2014). The development in Gujarat portrayed by Narendra Modi is mostly confined to industrialisation. Every time I read about the Gujarat model of development, I only get to read about the economic growth. But a state's success cannot be measured only by economic parameters. What about social indicators such as standard of living, employment, nutrition, education and welfare?  

Whose flat is it anyway

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
In their manifestos for the last Delhi Assembly elections, the three political parties, the Indian National Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party, promised flats to those living in jhuggi jhopdi clusters (JJCs). The idea is not new. Delhi’s Congress government had prepared an action plan to make Delhi “slum free” by 2015.

Last mile chaos

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
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